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  South China Sea - MSN Encarta
The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China.
On the north, it is divided from the East China Sea by Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait.
In the southwest it merges with the Gulf of Thailand (Siam), and on the west it is separated from the Gulf of Tonkin by the Chinese island of Hainan.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569218/South_China_Sea.html   (311 words)

  Asia and Oceania
It is bounded on the N by the South China Sea, on the N and E by the Pacific Ocean, and on the S and W by the Indian Ocean.
Situated off the eastern edge of the Asian continent, the Japanese archipelago is bounded on the N by the Sea of Okhotsk, on the E and S by the Pacific Ocean, on the SW by the East China Sea, and on the W by the Sea of Japan.
Pakistan is bordered on the NE by China, on the E by Jammu and Kashmir to the Karakoram Pass, on the E and SE by India, on the S by the Arabian Sea, on the SW by Iran, and on the W and NW by Afghanistan.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Asia-and-Oceania   (6262 words)

 LME36: South China Sea
Vietnam, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia are the 8 countries bordering the South China Sea LME.
The South China Sea is a biologically diverse marine ecosystem.
Eight nations (Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) are involved in the governance of the South China Sea LME, sharing concerns about the marine environment and an awareness of the importance of the Sea as a source of protein for the growing coastal populations.
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /lme/text/lme36.htm   (1728 words)

 Asia Times Online - News from greater China; Hong Kong and Taiwan
China also reacted with relative calm to the announcement by Vietnam that it would start commercial flights by the end of the year to Truong Sa Lon (Large Spratly), an island where it already has military and administrative facilities.
Beijing's negotiating position over the South China Sea has correlated to movements in global oil-price indexes, shifting from implacable opposition to a deal during the formative growth years of the late 1990s, when it laid claim to 80% of the entire sea area, to a cautious flexibility in the face of a looming energy crunch.
In a flurry of recent activity, China's national oil companies have drawn up exploration plans for zones in the East China Sea and South China Sea that all are potential flashpoints because of overlapping economic zones or unresolved territorial claims.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/FI04Ad04.html   (1204 words)

  China Hotels by SmartStays - Lowest room rates and hotel reservations for China
China, the third largest country in the world with an area of 9.6 million square kilometers, is considered not only the budding beauty of Asia, but of the entire world.
China’s capitol is the grandest historical sight in Asia as it is a home to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Temple of Heaven.
The city is very hilly land with sloping from the south and north towards the Yangtze River valley.
www.asia-hotel.net /china   (611 words)

 The South China Sea Dispute by Scott Snyder: Special Reports: U.S. Institute of Peace
The importance of the South China Sea as a strategic passageway is unquestioned.
Safety of navigation and overflight and the freedom of sea lanes of communication are critical strategic interests of the United States, which uses the South China Sea as a transit point and operating area for the U.S. Navy and Air Force between military bases in Asia and the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf areas.
China's ambiguity on the extent and nature of its claims is regarded as a tactical ploy to stall or defer any attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement until China is prepared to get what it wants through military strength.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/early/snyder/South_China_Sea1.html   (5531 words)

 WWW South China Sea Virtual Library
China and Taiwan have tacitly tolerated each other's identical claim to practically the entire South China Sea because both base their claim on the same historic grounds.
Further south, the Spratly Islands are spread astride strategic sea lanes and are claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei.
South China Sea claimants have clashed as they tried to establish outposts on the islands (mostly military) in order to be in conformity with Article 121 in pressing their claims.
community.middlebury.edu /~scs/why.html   (4295 words)

 The Worrisome Situation of the South China Sea – China Facing the Stepped-up Military Infiltration by the U.S., ...
The “Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea” is seen as a further endorsement of this new security concept, which stressed a spirit of cooperation and understanding in seeking ways to establish mutual trust, strengthen maritime environmental protection, search and rescue efforts and crack down on transnational crimes.
During 2003, China took the initiative and was the first to establish strategic cooperative partnership with ASEAN countries, and the first to join “South East Asian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.” China also called for the formation of a free trade zone in East Asia.
Therefore, while China is pursuing a principle to “keep our sovereignty rights, put aside disputes and concentrate on joint development,” the other surrounding countries, and even countries from other regions, are competing with each other in their hot pursuits of the South China Sea through every possible means.
www.uscc.gov /researchpapers/2004/southchinaseamilitary.htm   (3391 words)

 Manila’s Bungle in The South China Sea
The agreement between China, the Philippines and Vietnam, three of the six governments that have conflicting claims, is seen as a step in the right direction and a possible model for the future.
The Paracel Islands in the northwest are claimed by China and Vietnam, while the Spratly Islands in the south are claimed in part or entirety by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei.
The hollowness of China’s policy of joint development, loudly proclaimed for nearly 20 years, was confirmed long ago by Hasjim Djalal, Indonesia’s foremost authority on maritime affairs, when he headed a series of workshops on the South China Sea.
www.viet-studies.info /kinhte/Manila_South_China_Sea.htm   (2033 words)

 China, ASEAN Sign Code of Conduct on South China Sea
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday signed a code of conduction the South China Sea at the end of the sixth China-ASEAN Summit (10+1) with an aim to maintaining peace and stability in the South China region.
In the declaration, China and ASEAN recognized the need to promote a peaceful, friendly and harmonious environment in the South China Sea between them for the enhancement of peace, stability, economic growth and prosperity in the region.
China and ASEAN reaffirmed their commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, the declaration said.
www.china.org.cn /english/international/47887.htm   (371 words)

  South China Sea Fishery Research Institute (SCSFRI)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
South China Sea Fishery Research Institute (SCSFRI), established in 1953 and located in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in the south of China, is a comprehensive research institute involved in scientific and technological research for the development of fisheries in South China Sea.
Since 1978, 103 research projects have been performed, of which one was awarded by the state and 47 awarded by the ministries or the provinces.
The outstanding achievements are: Artificial breeding of Pinctada maxima (Jameson) and the pearl culture with nucleus insert, A comprehensive survey on fishery resources in the continental slope of northern part of South China Sea, and A survey on marine biomass and fishery resources surround the island waters in Guangdong Province.
www.lib.noaa.gov /china/archi/scsfri.htm   (279 words)

  South China Sea Summary
The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China.
The International Hydrographic Organization defines the sea as stretching in a southwest to northeast direction, whose southern border is 3 degrees South latitude between South Sumatra and Kalimantan (Karimata Strait), and whose northern border is the Strait of Taiwan from the northern tip of Taiwan to the Fujian coast of mainland China.
South China Sea is the dominant term used in English for the sea, and the name in most European languages is equivalent, but it is sometimes called by different names in neighboring countries, often reflecting historical claims to hegemony over the sea.
www.bookrags.com /South_China_Sea   (1400 words)

  South China Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The South China Sea is a marginal sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 km².
The International Hydrographic Bureau defines the sea as stretching in a southwest to northeast direction, whose southern border is 3 degrees South latitude between South Sumatra and Kalimantan (Karimata Strait), and whose northern border is the Strait of Taiwan from the northern tip of Taiwan to the Fujian coast of mainland China.
Now about 20m under the sea level it was an island until it sunk about 7,000 years ago due to the increasing sea level after the last ice age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_China_Sea   (704 words)

 South China Sea Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The South China Sea Islands (or Nanhai Islands, simplified: 南海诸岛, traditional: 南海諸島, pinyin: Nánhǎi Zhūdǎo) is an archipelago of over 250 around 1-km² islands, atolls, cays, shoals, reefs, and sandbars in the South China Sea, most of which have no indigenous people.
The South China Sea Islands were collectively named the Tough Heads of the Surging Sea (漲海崎頭 Zhànghǎi Qítóu) and Coral Cays (珊瑚洲 Shanhu Zhou) since their discovery by the Chinese in the Qin Dynasty.
The Republic of China founded in 1911 claimed the islands as part of the province of Canton (now Guangdong), and later of the Hainan special administrative region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_China_Sea_Islands   (811 words)

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The South China Sea, an area of 648,000 square nautical miles between the coast of Asia and the islands of Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, is dotted with hundreds of islets, reefs, rocks and shoals, which are the subject of conflicting territorial claims.
China would be concerned arbitration might produce a ruling unfavorable to its basic interests as the dominant power in the region, and possibly lead to international recognition of Taiwan.
China has published maps with a boundary line enclosing nearly the entire South China Sea, but it is unclear whether it is claiming the entire area as historic waters, or sovereignty over all the mid-ocean land features.
www.ndu.edu /inss/strforum/SF_60/forum60.html   (1999 words)

 South China Sea History | ema_05_package.xml
The South China Sea is bordered by China to the north, Indonesia and Malaysia to the south, Taiwan and the Philippines to the east, and Vietnam and Thailand to the west and has become an increasing flash point in Southeast Asia, because each of those countries lays claim to the Spratley and Paracel Islands.
Historically, China has asserted sovereignty over the South China Sea, and with its adoption in 1992 of the Law on the Territorial Waters and Contiguous Areas of the People's Republic of China, it laid claim to the Spratley and Paracel Islands.
China also claims the right accorded to archipelago nations to extend the lines of maritime sovereignty contiguously from the edge of the territory back to the mainland, which encompasses some 800,000 square kilometers of ocean.
www.bookrags.com /history/south-china-sea-ema-05   (250 words)

 South China Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The South China Sea (Chinese: Nan Hai 南海/南洋, literal meaning: "South Sea") is a marginal sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 km².
A number of nations, particularly the Philippines, object to the name "South China Sea", in that it implies Chinese sovereignty over the sea, which they dispute.
States with borders on the sea (clockwise from north) include: the People's Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan), the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/s/so/south_china_sea.html   (601 words)

 CPAmedia.com: China's South Sea Claims -- Fact or Fiction?
This, of course, begs the question "if the Paracels and the Spratlys have belonged to China for untold centuries, why were they not mapped and described until their mid-19th century survey by the British?" It is indeed strange--analogous, perhaps, to Chinese vessels being the first to chart the Faeroes or the Shetland Islands.
China's prestige throughout the region was paramount, and countries as diverse as Siam and Sri Lanka, Java and Bengal vied in sending tribute to the Dragon Throne.
More importantly, a detailed analysis of all known Chinese knowledge relating to the South China Seas during the 15th century--that is, during the one period when Chinese shipping traversed the region on a regular basis and made systematic surveys of the seaways--reveals no mention whatsoever of the Spratly Islands.
www.cpamedia.com /politics/china_soulth_sea_claims   (1740 words)

 South China Sea --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A sea of the western Pacific Ocean, the Yellow Sea is bordered by the Korean peninsula and the Japanese island of Kyushu on the east and China on the north and west.
On the south is the East China Sea.
Sea kraits are common in warm, shallow waters of the western Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108649?tocId=9108649   (820 words)

 The True History Of Atlantis
This huge rise in sea level created tremendous strains and stresses in the crust of the earth due to the extra weight on the seafloor and the isostatic rebound of the continents, alleviated of the colossal weight of the mile-thick glaciers which formerly covered them.
Such was the case of the South China Sea, whose depth seldom exceeds 60 meters or so, as we show in the Map of Fig.
the krakatoa volcano and the "innavigable seas" of atlantis
www.atlan.org /articles/true_history   (10644 words)

 AllRefer.com - South China Sea (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
South China Sea, western arm of the Pacific Ocean, c.1,000,000 sq mi (2,590,000 sq km), between the SE Asian mainland and Taiwan, the Philippines, and Borneo.
It is connected with the East China Sea by the Taiwan Strait.
The southwestern part of the sea from the Gulf of Thailand to the Java Sea is an enormous submerged plain called the Sunda Platform; water is generally shallow (less than 200 ft/61 m) throughout this vast area.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/SthChi.html   (254 words)

 SOUTH CHINA SEA - December 24, 1998
China's maritime construction project shows how much the balance of power has tipped in its favour since the onset of the region's economic crisis, which has sapped the strength and unity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
China and the several Southeast Asian countries that claim all or part of the Spratlys subsequently traded pledges to resolve competing claims peacefully, and to do nothing to complicate the situation.
China has consistently moved to reinforce its claims in the South China Sea--which it maintains is historically Chinese territory--at times when other claimants were weak.
www.wright.edu /~tran.dung/south_china.htm   (1484 words)

 Scuba Diving South China Sea
Koh Ma Reef, Koh Phangan is in the South China Sea.
Turtle Island by Phu Quock Island is in the South China Sea.
Canyon Puerto Galera is in the South China Sea.
www.mydivetravel.com /Travel/Sea.asp?ID=59   (1472 words)

 South China Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A number of nations, particularly the Philippines which knows it as the Luzon Sea, object to the name "South China Sea", in that it implies Chinese sovereignty over the sea, which they dispute.
There is a 100-km wide seamount called in NE Spratlys, separated from Palawan Island of the Philippines by the Palawan Trench.
The Spratly Islands have been the site of a naval clash, in which over seventy Vietnamese sailors were killed just south of in March 1988.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/South_China_Sea   (716 words)

South China Morning Post 5/4/99 AGENCIES "...Asian countries are likely to add between 200 and 300 warships to their navies within the next two decades, despite the region's economic crisis, defence industry experts said yesterday.
China Times AFP 6/30/99 "...China on Tuesday insisted the disputed Spratly Island chain in the South China Sea were its territory and said it had warned Malaysia not to build there.
China did not specify which exercises it wanted to observe, but the Philippines is due to hold exercises in the area with the United States in February.
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